70,000 Miles

70,000 Passed the 70,000 mile mark on the way out of work tonight. That makes a yearly average of just under 22,000 miles a year. At the risk of jinxing it I’m pretty happy with the reliability of the car since the warranty. Sure, I’ve been stung by some crazy dealer service prices but not next time (which incidentally is due in 2,300 miles). Got my fingers crossed for at least another 30k before the super charger gives out.

In other news, gas prices keep coming down here as everywhere. Regular is now below $3 almost everywhere in San Diego and premium can be had for less than $3 in a few Arcos. I am noticing that the traditional 20c gap between regular and premium seems to be widening. On Monday in El Centro, Costco was selling regular for $2.86 but premium was $3.19. Hmmm.

Got a bit of a bee in my bonnet right now about buying a VW camper van/vanagon. I’d love to get a classic to run around the desert in for the cool winter months. Been looking at ebay but most everything is too expensive or just too run down for me to even start. I did see something today that was located in San Diego but it was a 1980 and the look really isn’t what I want, not the classic shape. Only looking to spend 2-3K max so probably will end up just idle browsing.

Not digging the new theme, will be finding something different soon.

4 thoughts on “70,000 Miles”

  1. Is Timothy Leary N Da House!? One day I say your blog is kinda pale and the next it’s like exploding like with like color man! Far F’n Out, man! Whew I think I had a flash back. Hey I have some Haight Ashbury grille badges over at Twisty, man. PEACE

    Congrats on the 70,000 have many more. I’m at 56,000 for my ’04.

    My best friend in High School had, 1st, a Thames panel then he had a micro bus. Both slugs. But we had and boinked many, many a lady in those things in our surf’n days. ;-]

  2. 70K? nicely done. And yes, keep saving for that supercharger and plan on it going out before 110K, but it could go to 120K. You don’t want to get stuck in limp mode in the middle of the desert.

    I expect to hit 200K next week.

  3. Yes, the theme is a bit more lively but I’m quite digging it, I must say. I can’t get the mileometer image to resize despite my best height and width tags. Oh well. Good job I don’t write web sites for a living!

    Limp in the desert sounds pretty bad.

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